The Governor left this weekend for a trip to Japan and China. The overseas trade mission marks the first trip outside the US in an official capacity for Bruce Rauner. He’s going to be at a Midwest conference in Tokyo were other Midwest governor’s will be before traveling to China. Rauner says his main goal is to support existing and new trade for Illinois businesses.
Rauner is paying his way and the expenses of two staff members but the state will be picking up the tab on having state police security for the traveling party.